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  • Pacific Black Duck (Image ID 37943)

    Pacific Black Duck.   Photographer: Glenn Pure

  • Great Egret (Image ID 19583)

    Great Egret.   Photographer: Judy Leitch

  • Zebra Finch (Image ID 29869)

    Zebra Finch.   Photographer: Bill Harding

  • Carnaby's Black-Cockatoo (Image ID 23526)

    Carnaby's Black-Cockatoo.   Photographer: Keith Lightbody

  • Chestnut Teal (Image ID 24072)

    Chestnut Teal.   Photographer: Doug Castle

Coming soon ...

The Bird Identification Gallery is an exciting initiative – designed as a resource to enhance the species identification skills of our members. The gallery will house high quality images of adult males and females, immatures, juveniles, and plumage morphs (breeding/non-breeding plumage, eclipse plumage and published regional variations), and under-wing patterns. These images will provide a continuing updated photographic resource that currently is only available by purchasing a published photographic guide book. Populating this gallery with the highest quality images for identification will also provide our members with an ongoing opportunity to capture and have their images displayed as some of the best for field identification of Australian birds.

Digital images suitable for this gallery will have a clear set of identifiable criteria developed for facilitating species field identification. These criteria are being developed by an appointed Bird Identification Gallery Committee.

Images for this gallery will be selected from the New Images Gallery, the Main Library, and the past and current competition galleries.

The total number of images for each species will be kept to a minimum to facilitate a readily searchable resource. The preferred number of images is up to 20, as this is the (default) number of images that are displayed on a single image thumbnail page. For some of the more complex species more than 20 images may be required, but the maximum number will not exceed 40 images.

The Previous Bird ID Challenge galleries also provide notes on identification; you may find it useful to visit these for the sets of birds that have been used in past challenges.

Recent Picks

Yellow-rumped Mannikin (Image ID 38316)
Yellow-rumped Mannikin
Mark Lethlean
Viewed: 12
Unknown/not in list (Image ID 38289)
Unknown/not in list
Ian Wilson
Viewed: 31
Great Crested Grebe (Image ID 38287)
Great Crested Grebe
Nathan Watson
Viewed: 23
Greater Crested Tern (Image ID 38210)
Greater Crested Tern
David Newell
Viewed: 41
Star Finch (Image ID 38132)
Star Finch
Mark Lethlean
Viewed: 40
Southern Emu-wren (Image ID 38081)
Southern Emu-wren
Wilson Lennard
Viewed: 45
Crimson Chat (Image ID 38080)
Crimson Chat
Steve Mantle
Viewed: 30
Western Quail-thrush (Image ID 38077)
Western Quail-thrush
Jill Wilson
Viewed: 30
Australian Painted-snipe (Image ID 38037)
Australian Painted-snipe
Barry Deacon
Viewed: 88
Blue-winged Kookaburra (Image ID 38012)
Blue-winged Kookaburra
Keith Humphreys
Viewed: 44

CONTACT US

The easiest way to contact us is by emailing us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The Our People page, in the About Us section, contains email links to each of the committee members.